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Published:Thursday | November 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

FIFA to release statement on WCup probe

ZURICH (AP):FIFA says its ethics committee chairman will release a statement today on the investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA says ethics chief Hans-Joachim Eckert will issue a statement at 0900 GMT following an investigation by prosecutor Michael Garcia into the process that led to the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.

FIFA has been under pressure to publish Garcia's report in full.

But Eckert has ruled that out, saying his statement would contain "an overview of the investigation report, a summary of the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the report, as well as a brief evaluation of the same".


Moyes arrives at Real Sociedad

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP):Former Manchester United coach David Moyes has arrived in Spain to take over at Real Sociedad.

The team posted photographs of Moyes at the club's Zubieta training ground watching the squad exercise in bright sunlight.

Moyes is taking over from Jagoba Arrasate, who had earned only one win in 10 matches before being fired.

Sociedad is Moyes' first coaching job since being fired by United last season.


Italy's Verratti to miss match

FLORENCE, Italy (AP):Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has left Italy's training camp because of a left thigh muscle injury, ruling him out of Sunday's key European Championship qualifier against Croatia.

No immediate replacement was called up by Italy coach Antonio Conte, who already had injury problems in midfield.